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Review of Start Something That Matters

I was selected to read and review Blake Mycoskie’s new book Start Something That Matters .  Mycoskie is the leader of TOMS Shoes, not some guy named Tom, and already had an interesting resume before he founded his shoe company that broke the mold by giving away a pair of shoes for every pair that […]

The Via Alpina: A Trek Among Giants

It all began innocently enough. We heard about new trails crisscrossing the Alps. The Via Alpina consists of five trails stretching from Trieste, Italy on the Adriatic to Monte Carlo. By combining ancient long distance routes, they trace the backbone of the Alps for more than 5,000 kilometers. As seasoned thru-hikers looking for a challenge, […]

Review of Gloryland by Shelton Johnson

Yosemite National Park Ranger Shelton Johnson’s first novel Gloryland is the first person story of Elijah Yancy, an African American raised in post Civil War South Carolina that hikes out of the South to Nebraska, becomes a Buffalo Soldier, and eventually finds himself guarding the new Yosemite National Park in the early 20th Century. Johnson […]

Review of What Tree is That?

A new tree identification book has just been released by the Arbor Day Foundation. I’ve had my copy for a few days and have been very pleased with this handy little book, What Tree Is That?: A Guide to More Common Trees of North America. This tree book is comprehensive enough to help users identify […]

Into the Wild Book Review

I just finished reading Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer.  I read Into Thin Air a few years ago and have wanted to read Into the Wild for some time, but never got around to it.  Then I heard the movie was coming out and I knew I had to read it soon so that […]

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